The King of cups represent yet another kind of emotional intelligence. The King of cups has mastered emotional loyalty. His gaze is the direct, wide-eyed gaze of the Lemur, and indeed he represents the Lemurians, the mythical race which existed on the planet before humans. The Lemurians supposedly had mastery of energy, crystals, sound and vibrations, all non-linear subjects like the mastery of emotional loyalty. He is the spiritual side of emotions, the spiritual part of the emotional self. Loyalty, like devotion, is about answering to a higher order.